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Researchers ID network of neurons crucial for vocal learning

Researchers ID network of neurons crucial for vocal learning

 

Researchers have identified a network of neurons that plays a vital role in learning vocalizations by aiding communication between motor and auditory regions of the brain.

Skin cell model advances study of genetic mutation linked to heart disease, stroke risk

Skin cell model advances study of genetic mutation linked to heart disease, stroke risk

 

Using a new skin cell model, researchers have overcome a barrier that previously prevented the study of living tissue from people at risk for early heart disease and stroke.

Seafood poisoning bug thwarts a key host defense by attacking the cell’s cytoskeleton

Seafood poisoning bug thwarts a key host defense by attacking the cell’s cytoskeleton

 

The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a cell’s skeleton, or cytoskeleton.

Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy

Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine’s rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial drug being dispensed in a growing number of clinics across the country.

Dr. Dennis Stone, who pioneered UT Southwestern biotech development, dies

Dr. Dennis Stone, who pioneered UT Southwestern biotech development, dies

 

Dr. Dennis Stone, who led UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Office for Technology Development and launched its BioCenter at Southwestern Medical District to help spur biotech innovations, died this past weekend from glioblastoma. He was 65.

UTSW, UT advanced computing center share big-data tools in fight against cancer, infectious diseases

UTSW, UT advanced computing center share big-data tools in fight against cancer, infectious diseases

 

UT Southwestern scientists who created a powerful analytic weapon in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases are making that tool available for free via a web-based portal.

Researchers identify best treatment for iron deficiency anemia in children

Researchers identify best treatment for iron deficiency anemia in children

 

Researchers in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified the most effective treatment approach for children diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA).

Beat AML clinical trial for leukemia is launched

Beat AML clinical trial for leukemia is launched

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has been selected as the only Texas site for a national Cancer Moonshot clinical trial to find individually tailored approaches to better treat acute myeloid leukemia.

Study: New approach to destroying deadly brain tumors

Study: New approach to destroying deadly brain tumors

 

A new strategy for treating brain tumors may extend or save the lives of patients diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of cancer, according to a study from UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Strategy of Hope: Patients try creative approaches to fight brain cancer

Strategy of Hope: Patients try creative approaches to fight brain cancer

 

Dennis Kothmann jots several numbers on a clipboard then pauses, his pen frozen on the last figure. His eyebrows furrow and he quietly mouths a calculation.